....was very, very impressed! Not just with the car but also Richard; his attitude and his honesty.
If you've seen the latest edition of Kitcar magazine then you'll have seen the 250 Kalifornia is on the front cover and gets a multi page feature.
Now I'll admit I thought the car looked great in the magazine but if I'm brutally honest some of the photo angles had me wondering about how well the car gelled.
Well, all I can say is the photos DO NOT
do the car justice at all because, in real life, as you walk around it, it just looks absolutely right. Even those wire wheels that Andy has been expertly getting rid of via photoshop so I can see if what works in my head might work in real life actually perfectly suit the car. And yes, those controversial twin tail pipes also looked like they should be there - quite Daytona-esque from the side and sound bloody lovely.
The other thing was a couple of the magazine photos for some reason give a suggestion of possible rippling down the side - let me tell you it is beautifully straight in real life and I'd urge anyone considering taking on a build to go see it in the flesh.
I was unsure about the car on my journey there - I was 100% sure on the journey back. It's a done deal - just got to locate a donor.
Also now torn between storm grey metallic with black powder coated chrome, very much following along Danny's Kobra style or black and keeping the chrome (although I know there is a world of pain awaiting in terms of prep for painting black!)
I'd also say considering copying the design of the internal hinge mount for the boot because the clean lines you get courtesy of the internal hinges are so nice.
So for me, well worth the 3.5 hour round trip from Southend. Looking forward to dealing with Richard in the near future